can reduce the spread of noxious weeds into bushland areas by:
identified noxious weeds from your garden and replacing them with non-invasive
dumping garden waste in bushland.
garden clippings on-site or placing them in Councils green-waste bins
can access below information sheets, provided by NSW National Parks
and Wildlife Service which describes simple weed removal techniques:
of small, hand-pullable plants
fact sheet outlines methods for removal of small soft weeds (eg.
Fleabane, Crofton Weed, small grasses) and seedlings of any weeds
(eg. Privet, Lantana and Moth Vine).
of Vines and Scramblers
fact sheet outlines methods for removal of vines (eg. Balloon Vine,
Morning Glory, Honeysuckle, Cape Ivy, Jasmine, Madeira Vine and
of weeds with underground reproductive stems
fact sheet outlines methods for removing weeds with tap roots (eg.
Catsear, Dandelion), rhizomes (eg. Asparagus Fern, Ginger plant),
bulbs and corms (eg. Oxalis, Onion Weed, Watsonia, Freesias, Montbretia)
and tubers (eg. Madeira Vine, Turkey Rhubarb).
of Woody Weeds
fact sheet outlines methods for removal of woody weeds (eg. Lantana,
Bitou Bush, Cotoneaster, Privet, Camphor Laurel, Mickey Mouse Bush
(Ochna) and Senna).
Some of weed
control techniques involves the use of herbicides as a control mechanism.
You must always follow the safety precautions when using herbicides
as they are poisons, and should be handled with the great care.
label before opening the container and follow the instructions
protective clothing (long sleeves, long pants, sturdy shoes, gloves,
eye protection) as it can be absorbed very easily through the
skin, by breathing the vapours, and by ingestion.
children and pets away (when not in use secure in a locked in
a respirator when mixing or pouring the liquid.
hands and equipment afterwards. Do not eat, drink or smoke during
up any spills, including on your skin, with large amounts of water,
or by shovelling up contaminated soil and disposing of it at the
may also like to attend Bushcare
Workshops run by Lane Cove Council for residents. These workshops
will cover weed identification, removal techniques and herbicide